As the Summer of 2021 progresses, we hope that everyone is finding some time to rest and recharge for a busy second half of the year. Although challenges to global economic recovery persist, we should all be encouraged by the accelerating (albeit inconsistent) roll-out of vaccine protocols in the U.S. and around the world. After such a long hibernation, we will certainly have “fits and starts” with transitioning to our new normal; but thankfully we’re increasingly seeing companies, schools, cities and other private & public institutions opening their doors for a return to moderated in-person and on-premise engagement. Metaphorically speaking, the sun is finally breaking through the storm clouds.
With that as our backdrop, NASP and MiDA Advisors are very excited about the prospects of increasing engagements - between U.S. institutional investors and their peers and investment managers on the African continent - in the weeks and months ahead. As you will see in this quarter’s newsletter, we have some excellent programming forthcoming to advance that agenda. And, we’re eagerly looking forward to your continued engagement and support on this journey.
Lee Stephens, AIIAC - Chairman and Aymeric Saha, MiDA Advisors - CEO